Day two of Oktoberfest starts off with ‘Slicing the Golden Brat’

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Day two of Oktoberfest started off strong with an age-old tradition.

Hungry crowds gathered early Friday morning at the La Crosse American Legion for the Slicing of the Golden Brat.

Not a crumb was left.

This year’s Festmaster says the slicing is as Oktoberfest as you can get.

“It’s really kind of a big deal,” said current Oktoberfest Festmaster Douglas Kratt. “Eight feet long, seventy-five pounds. It’s one of the cool things that makes Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest.”

The cooking process took hours.

Kratt says it was “cooked with love.”